December 26, 2011

Papertrey Ink - December Blog Hop


I hope everyone had a great Holiday, i sure did!! My big surprise was a Teresa Collins Stampmaker!! I can;t wait to get home and start making my my own stamps!!!

The challenge this month for Papertrey Inks blog hop is to use leftovers, not the food kind but the wrapping, bows, ribbon etc!! Since i am traveling out of state using leftover from Christmas wasn't an option, but i happened to bring home a holiday Kleenex box from work last week that i wanted to do something with in the future. This box is perfect for the challenge. The pattern on the box is very pretty and though you can;t really tell in the pictures below, if you tilt the card this way and that it has a pretty hologram dots that sparkle.

So to use the box, i die cut one side with a spellbinders label and adhered it to a square card. Next i die cut a smaller label and stamped a pitcher and flowers. For the pitcher i used aqua mist, this is a perfect match to the color of the Kleenex's box. I used true black to stamp the small Happy Anniversary sentiment on the small label.

Across the card i used twill that i dyed with the aqua mist ink. I created a loop at one end and adhered it across the card folding it around the back at the other end. Then i adhered the small label over the twill ribbon with pop up dots. Last i rounded the corners of my card.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the holiday!!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Mixed Messages, Iconic Images
Ink: Papertrey Ink: Aqua Mist, True Black
Twill: Offray by the yard
Cardstock: Bazzill
Other: Holiday Kleenex box
Die: Spellbinders labels

December 18, 2011

CAS-ual Friday - Signed, Sealed & Delivered


This weeks challenge at CAS-ual Friday's to create a CAS card with a coordinating envelope.

I have a friends birthday this coming week so i decided to make a Tag birthday card, in her favorite color, purple! :)

First i used PTI's button card die. This fits in PTI's seed packet envelope perfectly. A quick whole punch at the top and i added ribbon to make the tag.

Next i did a bit of masking and stamped a cute little banner. I stamped the tie first in black ink. Then i masked and stamped each flag a different color purple. To add a little bling i used purple pearl like embellishments to each flag.

Across the bottom i stamped a line in black ink and added my happy birthday sentiment. For the envelope i stamped the black banner ties and the flags in purple ink.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Birthday by the Numbers, Christmas Labels, Modern Basics. My Minds Eye: 12 days of Christmas.
Dies: Papertrey Ink: Seed Packet, Button Card
Ink: Paptertrey Ink: Black. Purples: Studio G
Ribbon: Offray
Embellishment: Martha Stewart

December 17, 2011

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, after Thanksgiving my card making mojo was missing and then I got a cold! But regardless i finally got my Christmas cards done (and mailed yesterday!!), ornaments and the last of my Christmas shopping done. All that is left to do is wrap!

I also got some happy email from PaperCrafts Magazine late last week and there’s nothing like good card making news to inspire you to make more! In fact I am a bit behind in posting my published cards (yay!), but here is the very 1st one. (sorry the photo is not the greatest, this was before my new spiffy light tent!)

You can see it in Holiday Cards & More Vol. 6, and if you don;t have a copy you can it at PaperCrafts. As soon as I saw this stamp I thought Got Presents? and the card was born!

I'll be back later this weekend with some more cards as i get back to my usual card making challenges. I also have a new weekly post starting with the new year as a part of my card making New Years Resolution. So stay tuned!!

Have a great day!!